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About me - I'm a Christian (Pentecostal), Married to Wendy, two step children Thomas and Natalie, dog and rose-crested cockateel(Beauty). I've been a miniature hobbyist for over twenty years; I occasionally wargame at my local club or at home with friends. I set up my commission painting service in 2014, so I spend a lot of time painting!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Flames of War - Open Fire - German Grenadiers Pt.2

Hi All,

I've got the three minis for my first command group completed. They've taken some time, as I've had to get used to the new painting style, colours (bought a few new VMC's recently) & developing my own style of this technique. For example, I wasn't happy with the use of metallic paint, for me it looked out of place & too metallic. Most the WWII pics I've seen & more importantly the image in my mind, is of blued steel. A metal which looks black with very little sparkly metal seen. My solution to this has been to develop a non-metalic metal (NMM) colour to replicate this. I also feel that NMM suits the overall painting style well. Below are plenty of pics for you to see for yourself, including the previously painted mini, re-painting with NMM.

Next step is to base these guys. I plan to use Vallejo Brown Earth, which is an earth coloured textured paste. Ive not used it before, so I will do some testing first. I also plan to use my flockbox to add some static grass & tufts.


As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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